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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children's Rights (VAPCR) aims to aid 10,000 children in difficult circumstances nationwide in 2016, President of the association Tran Thi Thanh Thanh said.

The support will focus on scholarships, study tools, and building civil works, boarding classrooms and schools and charity houses.

The association’s role in implementing and monitoring the enforcement of the Law on Children will be increased, Thanh said.

The VAPCR will also enhance links with domestic and foreign social organisations and communication agencies in order to raise public awareness of the rights of children, child care responsibilities, as well as mobilise health care, education and protection services for children.

The association plans to set up three more provincial-level chapters, while working with the Department of Child Protection and Care under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Child Rights Protection Network (CRnet) to organise a forum discussing the role of social organisations in supporting sexually-abused children.

In recent years, the VAPCR has established two local-level chapters in the central province of Quang Nam and southern Tay Ninh province, and increased its budget to 15.5 billion VND. It worked with CRnet to contribute to the revised draft Law on Children Caring and Protection.

It also expanded a number of community-based models for assisting, caring and protecting children.-VNA